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Truth That Sticks: How to Communicate Velcro Truth in a Teflon World (LifeChange) Paperback – September 1, 2010
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From the Back Cover
• Use Bible storying to effectively make first-century disciples at all levels
• Unite families by using fun methods to disciple children
• Revitalize small groups with highly interactive Bible-storying methods
• Develop a disciple-making church
Make truth stick like Velcro in a Teflon world by using Bible stories, dialogue, drama, and songs. Use all the methods of learning and teaching that Jesus did to make disciples!
About the Author
Mark Snowden is a world-class Bible-storying trainer who's worked with pioneers Jim Slack and J. O. Terry. He developed an oral Bible for use among a predominantly Muslim people group in central Asia and currently trains missionary and lay church planters in Bible storying.
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Top Customer Reviews
I chose to read Truth That Sticks because I work as a children's church teacher and there have been times I have taught a lesson and then wondered if the children even heard what I was saying. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this book. The book gave some wonderful ideas about how to tell Bible stories and get children or adults to remember them. Since remembering the stories and applying the concepts of the story to the individual's life is basically the point of children's church, I found this portion of the book very helpful.
This book also challenged me to compare modern church services with the early church in the Bible. I can not say that I completely agree with the authors of this book. They advocate that Bible-storying should be the main way of communicating Biblical truth for today's church. I think that using Bible stories is a unique and useful tool for communicating Biblical truth, but I don't think it should be the only or main way a church communicates truth. I know that Jesus told parables (stories), but he also read and elaborated on Scriptures.Read more ›
Practice, Not Theory
From the very first page of "Truth that Sticks," it is obvious that both authors are primarily practitioners, not academics. That's not to say that the book is not intelligent or well reasoned. It is. But the passion that drives them is the desire to see people become disciples of Christ. At appropriate times, they include statistics and theory about literacy and orality, but the bulk of the book is an explanation of the methods of biblical storying and its use in discipleship in the local church. Having already read some more theoretical works on orality and storytelling, I appreciated the authors' practical and accessible approach to the subject at hand.
Without rehashing the entire contents of the book, I want to use the remainder of this review to highlight points and emphases that I found helpful, as well as address some questions and concerns that came up as I read.
Story Telling "How-To"s
In some of the earlier chapters of the book (Ch. 4-7), the authors lay out how to use oral Bible story telling in small groups. What kind of questions should you ask? How do you get people involved? How do you tell a story to engage the senses and the imagination? How do you get other people to tell and retell the story?Read more ›
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great overview of a time honored method that needs to become a part of every believers witness and testimony. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Goforth
Great work on clarifying conversations that people hear, remember, engage with and use!Published 10 months ago by Rosemary Lukens
See a full chapter by chapter review of this awesome book on my blog...see amazon.com/author/anderson.christy for the link. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Christy Anderson
I like books that are written in a direct, down-to-earth style, that include good, relevant examples, and that are inspiring and motivating. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Frank Steele
Very fine book. Much needed in churches where "Teflon-like" people often let the truth slip away. The basic principals are here.Published on May 27, 2013 by David W. King